Catskill Elementary School students painted a cat statue for this year’s Cat’n Around Catskill event put on by the Heart of Catskill, so keep your eyes peeled around town for Pawprint the CES Cat!
Our “CES Paw Prints to Success” project was sponsored by the Catskill Teachers Association and developed by art teacher Jennifer Allison, who came up with a design that represented our school and was something that students of all ages could play an equal role in creating. Every student helped stamp colorful paw prints (go Catskill Cats!) onto the statue by painting a fingertip and using it to leave his or her mark. That’s more than 700 children who lent their touch to this project! The design also includes the CTA emblem.
This fun work of art will join other creative cats on display around downtown Catskill from Memorial Day to mid-September, including a cat designed by Catskill High School students. The cats will be auctioned off at the Cat’s Meow Gala and Auction on September 23. The money they raise will go right back into our community.